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2023 KENTUCKY: July and August 2023
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July 4, 2023  4TH OF JULY
U.S. Independence Day
Nationwide
There are so many events today that they are too numerous to list.

July 20-30, 2023
Lexington Restaurant Week
Lexington, Kentucky

July 21-23, 2023
Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival - Newport, Kentucky
The Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival is dedicated to the area’s rich history and connections to the brewing and pork industries as well as our region’s long ties to the bourbon industry. Each of the festival food vendors will feature creative bacon dishes including freshly prepared items sure to delight every bacon lover. Live music, games and more are part of the family fun. For more information, please contact Marc  at: 513-477-3320.

July 27-30 & Aug 3-6, 2023 - Glier’s Goettafest - Newport, Kentucky
Two full weekends of delicious Glier's Goetta, Live Music and Family Fun!  This two weekend "Celebration of all Things Goetta" will take place at Newport's Festival Park at the Levee. Admission is Free and open to the public.  Glier’s Goettafest is a family-fun festival celebrating the region’s love of Goetta. Goetta will be prepared in many delicious ways including Goetta Reubens, omelets, pizza and more. There will be continuous live music, games and rides.  (Goetta is a meat-and-grain sausage primarily composed of ground meat, pin-head oats and spices).

August 5, 2023  St. Matthews Potato Festival - Louisville, Kentucky
From the kids zone to the Mashed Potato, there is fun to be had for all!  St. Matthews Community Park from 12 pm to 6 pm!

August 10-13, 2023  Great Inland Seafood Festival - Newport, Kentucky
Free and accessible to all, on Riverboat Row, on the banks of the Ohio River in Newport Kentucky.  The Best Seafood You'll Ever Taste!  Over 15 local restaurants & National vendors will be selling the best tasting, freshest seafood available, including whole Maine Lobsters, shrimp, crawfish, crablegs, oysters, salmon, redfish, and much, much more....  Come early as 10,000 lobsters sell fast!!!  We are usually sold out by early Sunday afternoon. Live music and entertainment.
 


 

August 17-27, 2023  Kentucky State Fair - Louisville, Kentucky
Attracting over 600,000 visitors annually, the fair showcases Kentucky's agriculture, products, entertainment and people. Highlights include blue ribbon competitions, concerts, carnival rides, and the renowned World Championship Horse Show. The Cast-Iron Chef Competition is held at 1:30 p.m. every day of the fair on the Gourmet Garden stage. Each day two chefs will contend against each other to create a flawless entrée in 30 minutes or less.  Attendance: 600,000.

August 24-26, 2023  29th Annual Buttermilk Days Festival
Bardstown, Kentucky
The event that offers good home cooking, along with sweet harmonies, dancing and lots of reunions of families, friends and neighbors.  Corn Hole Tournament, Wine Tasting Contest, Ms. Buttermilk Pageant, Live Music, etc.
 

2019 KENTUCKY: July and August 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
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August 18, 2019  27th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky
At The American Printing House for the Blind. This year's taste moves back to Frankfort Avenue and our new location means that this year's Taste will be bigger and better than ever! In addition to tastings galore from over 20 of Louisville's best eateries, you'll also get to sample some of The Avenue's most unique shopping destinations. Tickets are on sale now! $45 for General Admission. $100 for the Sip and Swig VIP Room. Proceeds for this year's Taste of Frankfort Avenue will benefit the Frankfort Avenue Business Association and The American Printing House for the Blind.

August 22-24, 2019  25th Annual Buttermilk Days Festival
Bardstown, Kentucky
The event that offers good home cooking, along with sweet harmonies, dancing and lots of reunions of families, friends and neighbors.  Corn Hole Tournament, Wine Tasting Contest, Ms. Buttermilk Pageant, Live Music, etc.
 

2016 KENTUCKY: July and August 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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July 16, 2016 - Sweet Corn Festival - Georgetown, Kentucky
Join Evans Orchard for our annual Sweet Corn Festival!  Craft booths, pony rides, live music and corn eating contest are just a few reasons to make this festival a must on your summer to do list!

 

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